Professional recognition

To be eligible for registration as a Radiographer in Australia, applicants must register with theMedical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA). The 4 year Bachelor  of Radiography and Medical Imaging degree has been accredited by the Professional Accreditation Board of the AIR. Upon completion of the  course and the 2,500 hours of clinical practice it comprises, graduates  are eligible for a Statement of Accreditation from the Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR).

Possession of the Statement of Accreditation enables graduates to work in NZ, the UK and Canada. A recent agreement between the Society of Radiologic Technologies in the US and the AIR allows graduates to apply to sit the National Registry exams and potentially work as radiographers in the US.

Within the medical imaging professions, opportunities exist for expansion of the roles of Radiographers and Radiation Therapists into business management, education and research. Graduates can also proceed  to further studies within the specialist fields of Computed Tomography  (CT), Ultrasound (U/S) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).